New England Public Health Training Center

Introduction to One Health

This is an all levels course offering CPH, CHES, and MCHES — Free
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3-5 minutes


1.00 hour


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Have you heard the term “One Health” but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it is different from public health? This course introduces One Health (human-animal-environmental health) to the public health practitioner. Areas of focus include zoonotic and vectorborne diseases, pollution and ecosystem change, comparative medicine, and human-animal-environment interactions. Multiple examples are provided, including for COVID-19. You’ll come away with a new perspective on health! 

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • Define One Health
  • Provide examples of how humans, animals and the environment are interconnected
  • List the major competency areas for One Health practice
  • List four main topic areas of One Health and provide examples within each and their areas of overlapping
  • Describe multiple One Health aspects of COVID-19

Competency Terms

Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills

Related Occupations

Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Veterinarian
Registered Nurse - Unspecified

Related Job Tasks

Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it